How to Plan a Memorable Trip to Sweden

Look at it from any angle, there always seems to be something or the other outworldly about Sweden, in a flattering way. It is a unique country in itself―lonely, yet connected to the world―and every time one visits Sweden, he/she gets a feel that the country and its people like being that way. And this may be precisely the reason why it has grown to become a tourist’s delight―not very outlandish, but distinctly foreign. Sweden has a wonderful mixed bag of wonders to offer to the visitors―frozen wastelands, virgin forests, state-of-the-art cafés, amazingly comfortable cottages, and years and years of Viking lore and culture; however, the attitude of the Swedes that values moderation and practicality rather than mere show makes the place aesthetically more appealing.

Planning a Swedish Vacation
Perched on the topmost part of northern Europe, between Finland and Norway, Sweden is undoubtedly a Scandinavian gem. The largest of the five Nordic countries, Sweden boasts of unparalleled natural beauty, an extremely rich history, and an absolutely amazing blend of indigenous and urban cultures. To the first-time visitor, it seems like a land of the familiar, yet mysterious people straight out of a fairytale―it has got everything that can completely enchant you. If you are planning to visit Sweden this vacation, here’s a brief guide to help you plan your trip.

Best Time to Visit

  • Despite its location near the Arctic Circle, Sweden is not as cold as one might expect. In fact, while the southern half of the country experiences a temperate climate all through the year, the summers also tend to be pretty warm, even in the north.
  • The peak time to visit Sweden is during summer and autumn, between the months of May and September.
  • People who wish to go on a hiking vacation to Sweden should avoid going in the months of June and July―the peak of the mosquito season.
  • If your plan is to travel during Christmas or midsummer, please carry out an in-depth research before booking your trip. On major holidays like these, most of the country is closed for at least two or three days. So, make sure that you do not land in Sweden during the shut-down period.
  • The vacation period in Sweden lasts from late June to about the middle of August. Owing to this, most budget accommodations, such as hostels, are crowded. If you are visiting during this time, make sure that you book well in advance.
    Tip: During this time, because budget accommodations are in more demand, most hotels offer huge discounts, sometimes up to 50%. Try to avail these discounts when you book your accommodation(s).
  • Winter in Sweden generally lasts from about November to March, and this is the tourists’ off-season. However, if you are planning for activities such as skiing and dogsledding in the Swedish Lapland, this is the perfect time for you to visit.
    Travel Documents and Visas
  • If you are an EU citizen, you will not need a visa to stay in Sweden for up to three months. All you will need is a valid passport or a National Identity Card (passport is preferred more).
  • Citizens of the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand also do not need a visa, but only a valid passport, for a stay of up to three months. Moreover, the citizens of New Zealand and Australia who are aged between 18 and 30 years can also apply for a yearlong working-holiday visa.
  • All the other Asian, African, and Eastern European countries require a valid visa (maximum validity is up to three months for tourist visas) for an entry into Sweden. This can be applied for at Swedish consulates in respective countries, and it takes at least two months to process.
  • Make sure you obtain all your visas, permits, and other travel documents well in advance of the date of your journey.
    Money Matters
  • Sweden is an expensive country, so if you are a budget traveler, you will need to do a lot of pre-planning before embarking on your journey.
  • Accommodation is not cheap, and though hostels may seem to be moderately priced on face value, there are surcharges, which are added to your final bill. So, check this out before you check in.

    Tip: The cheapest kind of accommodation in Sweden is camping, which is free of cost in most parks, except in some commercial areas.

  • Food is also equally expensive in the country. If you really want to save some money, opt for outdoor street vendors who sell fast food. Sit-down restaurants are pricey, but you can opt for the daily special menus for lunch, in order to save some bucks.
    Tip: If you are camping, consider cooking your own food. It will help you save a lot of money.
  • Transport in the country is also on the expensive side; however, using public transport rather than the private one can be more economical.
    Tip: To save more money on transport, book bus/train tickets at least a month in advance. This way, you can avail some great discounts.
  • Most museums and attractions around the country charge a fee; however, there are some free ones as well.
    Tip: Get City Cards, which can be bought at all major tourist centers throughout Sweden. These are tourist passes, which give you free access to the city’s public transport and many major attractions.
  • Make sure that you carry enough warm clothing when you go to Sweden. It is not advisable to buy it there, owing to the high prices.
    Health Issues
  • No special vaccinations have been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) before traveling to Sweden. However, if you are traveling from any of the countries falling within the Yellow Fever zone, you will need to take a shot for the same.
  • Make sure that you are updated with respect to all the other common vaccines, viz., measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, polio, and diphtheria.
  • Taking a hepatitis shot is also advisable as exposure can occur anywhere in the world.
  • If you have been recommended any special medication(s), make sure you carry it with you, along with your doctor’s prescription.
  • Also, make sure that you know the generic name of your medicine, in case you need to buy it in Sweden, as the brand name may differ.
    Tip: In case of emergencies, head to one of the state-run medical facilities, rather than a private one. You will have to produce your travel documents there, but you can avail proper treatment at a moderate cost.
    Travel Insurance
  • Before departing for Sweden, see to it that you obtain a good travel insurance that covers for all kinds of emergencies. It is better to be prepared for the worst possible scenario.
  • First and foremost is health coverage. Make sure that your travel insurance covers for all possible health-related issues, including accidents.
  • Your travel insurance should also cover for the loss/theft of luggage, cancellation of your trip, and so on.
    Other Money-saving Tips
  • Opt for beer more than other alcoholic drinks, as heavy taxes have been levied on alcohol in Sweden. Beer, on the other hand, is fairly cheap.
  • Buy tourist passes, which will give you good discounts. You can either buy these online or from any of the tourist centers in the country.
  • Advance booking of buses, trains, and other forms of public transport is highly recommended. Book at least three to four weeks in advance to save up to 50% of the total cost(s).
  • Avoid taking cabs unless absolutely necessary. Private taxis are extravagantly expensive, and unless you are in some sort of an emergency, it is not recommended to take them.
  • Mineral water is immensely expensive; plus, the use of plastic bottles is hazardous to the environment as well. Tap water is safe to drink, and is free of cost.
  • Avoid going to clubs, as you will end up spending much more than your actual budget may allow.
  • Avoid going out alone at night, even if it is to public places. While Sweden is a safe country, petty crimes such as pickpocketing and bag snatching are on the increase in some of its major cities, including Stockholm.
    So, head to the land of the Vikings, and make the most of your Swedish holiday. Don’t forget to spend a night at the famous Ice Hotel, built from ice during the winter!

Tips to Plan a Trip to the British Virgin Islands

Most American tourists are extremely familiar with the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, the same archipelago also holds the British territory of the British Virgin Islands.

Each of these Caribbean islands offers something special, and the archipelago is incredibly diverse in its tourist offerings. There are stunning beaches all over the islands, diving sites for the adventurous, mountain climbs for the outdoorsy, and various recreational activities for just about everyone.

Here are some tips for planning a trip to the British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands offer something for everyone. So, you must pick and choose what you want to receive before setting off. Unless you are a nomad on a bike (in which case, these islands are a bit difficult to get to), you must make an itinerary.

Why Go There?

The British part of the Virgin Islands is equally appealing as its American counterpart. In fact, the British islands have left a better taste in the minds of many tourists. While the U.S. Virgin Islands often suffer from overcrowding and commercialization of tourist hotspots, the British ones are much more relaxed and quieter. They are perfect if you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily grind, but also contain enough touristy bits to lure those who want to liven it up. All in all, they are more versatile than the American islands.

How to Go There?

This Caribbean island cluster, weirdly, has no direct air connection to the USA or Europe (any country). If you intend to go by air, you have to go via the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are (St. Thomas Island is the aviation hub) connected to the American mainland extensively. Flights from New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc., can be easily found. If you don’t want to stop over in the U.S. Virgin Islands, you can also reach the Caribbean archipelago via Puerto Rico or Antigua.

Another popular option is taking a cruise. Tortola and Jost Van Dyke are the commonly employed entry points. These cruises can be booked in the U.S., but you will have to book several months in advance, since they tend to fill up very quickly. Speaking of boats, they is also the only way of moving between the various islands in the archipelago. Ferries between the islands are the only way to move about (unless you have a private jet, in which case you might also own your own island), and the timings need to be confirmed with the local authorities when you get there, since they may change without prior notice.

Rented cars or taxis are the best way of traveling within an island. Taxi fares on the British islands are fixed and decided by the government. If you want to rent a car, make sure to ask about the various possible deals, such as weekly package rates, weekend rates, etc. If you do rent a car, remember to drive on the left, in spite of a probably-left-hand drive (due to the heavy import of American cars).

Visa Requirements

For citizens of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and most European and Caribbean countries, a passport is enough to gain entry into the British Virgin Islands. Citizens of many other countries are granted a one-month stay on arrival if proof of ongoing or return tickets and availability of accommodation is presented. For a comprehensive list of the countries whose citizens need a visa to enter this British Overseas Territory, the official tourism site of the British Virgin Islands is recommended.

When to Go There?

Being situated in the path of hurricanes, the only time of the year when the Virgin Islands are not welcoming is the hurricane season, which runs from June to early November. Even during this period, travel is regularly conducted, but if you plan to visit during this time, keep weather updates handy and consult the locals. Also, look for trip cancellation insurance, since such a possibility is quite high.

For the rest of the year, the islands are enchantingly warm and sunny; there is barely a 5 °C difference between average winter and summer temperatures. Temperatures usually stay in the 20s in terms of Celsius, and around 70-80 in terms of Fahrenheit. Tropical showers come and go, but they are very light, and very rarely play a spoiler in plans.

Where to Stay?

The Virgin Islands pride themselves in being excellent but typical beach destinations, and consequently don’t come cheap. Relatively cheaper accommodation can be found through Airbnb rentals (USD 20-70 per person per night), but there are very few listings (even including the adjoining American territory). Other popular budget accommodation options, such as Couchsurfing, are practically nonexistent.

The best way to get the best deals on hotels is using a package deal. Another, possibly less convenient way of getting lower prices is visiting during the hurricane season, when hotel rates can drop by up to 50%.

The Virgin Islands, famed for their sailing and yachting facilities, also offer crewed and bareboat chartered yachts for accommodation. Promoted as ‘Beds Afloat’, this is an innovative feature that capitalizes on the region’s forte while offering tourists a novel experience. Information about the numerous agencies offering this service can be found on the official website.

Crossing the ‘t’s and dotting the ‘i’s …

English is the majorly spoken and official language in the British Virgin Islands, but, despite being British territory, the U.S. Dollar is the official currency. A point to remember about the British Virgin Islands is that apart from major retail chains, not many shops will accept credit cards, so it is preferable to keep some cash handy. Tortola and Virgin Gorda are awash with ATMs, but the rest of the islands may be a bit lacking in this department. Appliances bought in the U.S. won’t need adapters.

What to Do?

The British Virgin Islands offer a plethora of activities typical to beach destinations, but where the region really excels is sailing and yachting. Blessed with pleasant trade winds and lovely weather all year round, this Caribbean archipelago serves up some unmissable sailing opportunities. These islands are also a great place to experience and explore Caribbean culture and cuisine. Here are some of the most popular activities and destinations on offer in the British Virgin Islands.

The Best of the Lot

Yachting and Sailing at Tortola

The British Virgin Islands are known as the yachting and sailing capital of the Caribbean, and Tortola, the largest island in the British territory, is undoubtedly the beating heart of the operation. Charter yachts can be hired for travel as well as accommodation.

Smuggler’s Cove and Cane Garden Bay Beaches

Smuggler’s Cove
Cane Garden Bay

The best beaches of Tortola, these two are ideal to get your Virgin vacation up and running. Both lie on the western end of the island, and are among the best-known destinations in the British territory. Smuggler’s Cove presents snorkeling opportunities. Cane Garden, arguably the best family-oriented beach in the British Virgin Islands, is a 1.5-mile stretch of smooth and clear sand, serenaded by a gentle, inviting surf. The calm sea, the smooth shore, and the shallow seabed makes this the ideal beach for children. Apart from the capital city of Road Town, Tortola is a relatively calm, quaint island, and not many cosmopolitan restaurants flourish outside the capital. This means that for the foodies, local delicacies come fresh and cheap.

The Baths at Virgin Gorda

Imagine yourself in the midst of a particularly mysterious Henry Moore sculpture, but with soft seaside sand and water filling up the famous hollow spaces. Now imagine the relaxing sound of the sea rushing right by your side, and voilà, you’re in the Baths of Virgin Gorda! Situated on the southern tip of the third largest island in the British territory, the Baths are a collection of volcanic rocks on the shore, carved into elaborate shapes by the water.

Of all the British Virgin islands, Virgin Gorda is probably the most relaxing and sleepiest of all. Accommodation can be quite expensive, and there is practically no nightlife, but this is what makes Virgin Gorda so special. Contrasted with the U.S. Virgin Islands, or even its own compatriot, Tortola, Virgin Gorda offers the most intimate glimpse into local Caribbean life, with virtually no external influence on the lifestyle of the locals. The restaurants are all simple affairs, and serve local food. The island only gets crowded when cruise ships make a stop there.

Rhone National Marine Park
Formed around the shipwreck of RMS Rhone near Salt Island, this is one of the most popular wreck dive sites in the world. Due to the relatively open structure and less tiers on the 19th century craft, it is also one of the safest, since there is virtually no scope for penetration diving. Because of this, swim-throughs are easily possible even for beginner or intermediate divers. It is also known for the marine life the ship now hosts.

Coral Reefs in Anegada
Despite the fair smattering of reefs all around the Virgin Islands, Anegada has the best, at least among the British islands. The water in the entire Caribbean region is incredibly clear and blue, which makes for stunning viewing of reefs and wrecks alike.

Sage Mountain in Tortola
The highest point in the Virgin Islands is a rare instance of some real high rise in these volcanic islands. On clear days, islands as far off as Saint Croix, about 40 miles away, can be seen from the top, not to mention the closer British islands.

Nightlife in Jost Van Dyke
This is the only British Virgin Island where the typical tourist will get his usual share of booze amid the typical accompanying entertainment. The unique style of rum punches on this island, just 3 sq mi across, makes it a worthwhile visit. There is also a fantastic beach in White Bay, but only if you manage to stay sober enough to swim.

Make your own itinerary, based on what your primary interests are. If you are looking to have a seaside blast, Virgin Gorda is not the place for you; conversely, someone who lands on Jost Van Dyke looking for a week of relaxation and solitude is in for a shock. Make the vacation fulfilling according to your preferences.

Tips to Plan Affordable Vacation to Greece on a Budget

Greece is perhaps one of the most curious and enchanting lands on the planet. With miles and miles of aquamarine sea coast, absolutely overwhelming cultural history, and countless possibilities for all kinds of people, Greece tends to literally pull people towards it. In the recent past, Greece has been in a political pandemonium leading to a drop in the tourist influx; however, the country still continues to do what it has been doing brilliantly for years―stirring people’s curiosities about her past and present.

It is needless to say that Greece is one of those very few countries in the world, which have succeeded in maintaining a perfect balance between their past and future―so, the country that is famous the world over for its historical grandeur, also has the most thought-provoking scene of modern art and contemporary music. And what’s more, you will find the most impressive of cultural elements in the most unexpected of places.

Planning an Affordable Trip to Greece

Glimpse of greece
Greece has always been one of the favorite locations of budget travelers―things are much cheaper in this country than in most other parts of Europe. However, since the adoption of the euro as the national currency in 2002, things have changed to a great extent. The prices have soared largely than in the past. But still, nothing can beat the beauty and grandeur of Greece, and the extremely hospitable attitude of the locals. If you are planning a budget vacation to Greece in the near future,

 Do Not Travel During the High Season
During winter, especially from the end of November to the beginning of April, Greece’s tourist infrastructure literally tends to go into hibernation, with several seasonal cafés and restaurants closing down, and the public transport services reducing to a great extent. It is vital to consider this while planning your trip, as you surely don’t want to end up frustrated without any facilities in Greece.

Greece is often considered to be a year-round destination; however, as is the case with other tourist destinations, it tends to be the crowded and expensive during the high season (mid-June to the end of August). For those traveling on a tight budget, the high season is the worst time to be in Greece. The weather may not be very pleasant during the off-season, raining heavily and even snowing in certain parts; however, owing to the lesser influx of tourists during this time, you will be able to find numerous profitable bargains, and good deals on air tickets and accommodations.

 Compare Airfares Online
Do not get overwhelmed if you happen to find an unexpectedly low price quoted on some website. Always, check for the conditions that may apply with respect to taxes, surcharges, etc., which might not be included in the quoted fare.

This is one of the most important steps in planning a budget vacation to Greece. It is extremely vital to ensure that you get the cheapest deal on your ticket. While you can book directly from the airline, it is a good idea to browse through certain reputed travel websites, such as Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia, etc., and compare prices. This can help you save a hefty sum of money.

 Opt for Budget Accommodation
Many a time, you will find that major tourist hubs on mainland Greece, such as Athens, are cheaper than some of the more expensive islands such as Mykonos. It is best to avoid going to such pricey destinations, which are, more often than not, promoted as upscale tourist spots and so, hardly possess any budget options. After all, Greece has countless other things to see and do in limited bucks!

Mainland Greece and its islands offer a great variety of affordable accommodation choices that range from budget and mid-range hotels to hostels to B&Bs, and guest houses. In short, there are ample accommodation options for budget travelers. These budget accommodation facilities may not offer you many services; however, they can save you a lot of money. Moreover, you will be able to find further inexpensive accommodation options if you opt to stay on the outskirts of major tourist centers.

 Get Off the Beaten Path
As interesting as the idea of getting off the beaten path may seem, planning such an itinerary on your own may be very challenging. Consult a reputed tour operator to help you plan such an itinerary (and bookings) so that you can rest assured of the success of your trip.

Most Greek itineraries revolve around the country’s major tourist centers and popular destinations. It is but obvious that the more popular the place, the pricier it is going to be. To save money and also to add an element of thrill to your holiday, get off the beaten path, and try to explore the less-trodden parts of Greece. As exciting as that may sound, we tell you that such locations are often the lesser-known ones, and have very few tourists and limited tourist infrastructure. Owing to this, many of them are really inexpensive, and you can actually save up to 30% (or even more) of what you would have spent otherwise. Plus, you will have a story of a different Greece to tell back home.

 Opt for a Suitable Mode of Transport
Owing to the fact that Greece has a lot of islands, there are a lot of ferries that operate from the mainland as well as inter-island. If you want to visit these islands, the inter-island ferries can be a bit expensive; however, if you opt for an overnight ferry, you can save about half the ticket price. Moreover, if you book these ferries about two months in advance, you may end up saving at least a quarter of your ticket prices.

Greece boasts of a comprehensive public transport system, a network that connects you with the tiniest of villages. These include buses, trams, boats, and trains, all of which are pretty affordable, especially if booked in advance. The country also has an extensive domestic air network; however, the tickets are often pricey, so opt for it only if you are in an extreme hurry. The best mode of transport in Greece for those wanting to go off the beaten track are private cars and bikes. While these can be hired at the last minute, it is advisable to book them in advance to get the best possible bargain. Moreover, most of the Greek countryside can be best explored by foot, which is obviously, free-of-cost.

 Abstain from Eating at Upmarket Places
Try out the famous Greek gyros. These are not only inexpensive and tasty, but are also extremely filling.

Greek cuisine holds a special place in the world’s culinary culture, and trying out authentic Greek food is something that you cannot return without. While high-end restaurants offer excellent food, they cater to international standards and are rather pricey. It needs to be noted that some of the most authentic and delicious local flavors can be found at certain tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurants and street stalls. These are not only tasty and hearty, but also pretty cheap.

 Avoid Visiting Paid Attractions
While attractions like the Acropolis and Agora of Athens require expensive tickets, there are days when you can visit them for free. Watch out for these free admission days that include March 6, June 5, April 18, and also the first Sunday of every month (except those of July, August, and September, when the free admission day is the second Saturday). There are heavy crowds on these days; however, the fact that you’re seeing these attractions for free comes as a great relief.

Greek is home to a great number of tourist attractions, and it goes without saying that many of them charge an admission fee. The good news, however, for budget travelers is that there are also numerous attractions and spots that can be enjoyed for free. These include many museums, parks, and of course, the beaches. Plus, if you are in Athens, visit the famous Monastiraki Flea Market, for some really cheap, beautifully handcrafted souvenirs.

So, plan beforehand, head to Greece, savor the charm of its local culture and history, and treat your taste buds to some of the most authentic Greek dishes. But remember to keep a check on your wallet and spend wisely.

How to Planning Vacation to Dubai

Do think of Dubai as more than just the shopping haven that it is. It’s got gorgeous beaches, happening nightspots, lovely architecture, and even a ski resort!

Think extravagance, and the only city that comes to mind is Dubai. But it is only on closer inspection that this city reveals its secrets―and the fact that it is a perfect confluence of two extremes. It’s the city of the uber glamorous Palm Jumeirah, with its beautiful white sand beaches, lined with some of the most expensive properties in the world.

So, how do you get to planning a Dubai holiday that covers it all? It’s actually quite easy. We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts that will help you chart a stellar itinerary.

Travel Tips and Information for Your Dubai Trip

Budget Your Vacation

Again, you’d be mistaken to assume that Dubai is a hotspot for the crème de la crème. This incredible city has so much to offer for every person who steps on its soil. Dubai is well-connected with airports from the world over, so finding plane tickets that are easy on the pocket should not be too tough. Just make sure that you book them in advance.

As far as staying options are concerned, there are far too many to choose from. From the ditzy Burj Al Arab (with its gold plated faucets), to the more modest hostels, you’ll find your choice of accommodation here in Dubai.

Whatever your budget may be, one just can’t stress enough on the importance of booking early. By doing so, you not only save money, but are also spoiled for choice, and nothing beats that when you’re planning a vacation.

Know About the Visa

You’ll obviously be needing a valid passport and a visa to enter Dubai. Travelers arriving from certain countries are issued visa upon their arrival, whereas some require to enter with a visa. You can get the necessary information from any trusted travel firm in your city, or contact your country’s embassy in Dubai for more details.

Be Insured

Never, ever, underestimate the importance of travel insurance. Hospitalization can take a toll on your pocket, so carrying travel insurance is highly recommended. Not to say that you will be needing it, but it will do you a world of good to purchase it anyway. On a related note, pharmacies in Dubai are easy to find, in case you require any prescribed medication.

Understanding Dubai’s Cultural Ethos
Dubai is a city full of contradictions, which becomes more evident when you land here. You’ll always find its liberalism tinged with the slightest hint of conservativeness, which is a gentle, yet iron-clad reminder of the fact that you are in an Islamic country. Therefore, to make your stay hassle-free and pleasurable, it is best to abide by their cultural norms, as you are, after all, a guest in this country.

Attire

Do not worry too much about the clothing when you’re coming to Dubai, especially if you’re a woman. Regular beach wear (one-piece or a bikini) is acceptable at your hotel’s pool, but refrain from donning those itsy-bitsy pieces of swimwear when you’re visiting the public beaches.

Short skirts and pants, along with minis, or scooped necklines are fine when you are in the posher districts, or are visiting any of Dubai’s splendid malls. But dress modestly on any excursions to the old quarters of Bur Dubai; revealing attire will only attract uncomfortable stares here.

Behavior in Public Areas
Dubai is quite uptight about public displays of affection, and they’ve even made it illegal. Stop yourself from going hanky panky in any of the public places, as it may take you straight to jail, and attract a heavy fine.

Dubai does not take too kindly to alcohol-fueled misbehavior at all. Drunk driving, as we all know, does have disastrous consequences the world over, and Dubai is no exception. Also, if you plan on getting drunk, do so in the confines of your hotel, or in clubs and bars, but never in public places.

Dubai has extremely strict anti-drug policies, so don’t even think of getting stoned, or keep anything suspicious on you, or in your baggage. Prescription drugs are fine, as long as you are carrying the requisite documentation. It is highly recommended that you keep yourself informed about the regulations that govern prescription drugs.

Plan to Have Fun!
Dubai, among several other things, has a considerable number of idiosyncrasies to boast of. These are things that have D-U-B-A-I stamped all over them in bold, so it would be a sin to miss them

  • The gold ATMs at the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, or Atlantis that dispense gold nuggets in exchange of the requisite amount of cash.
  • Plucking dates (the edible kind ;)) from trees that line the roads.
  • Visit Ski Dubai, a full-fledged ski slope, smack dab in the middle of the desert, replete with penguins and all.
  • Outstanding examples of modern architecture that will have you crane your neck every time your eyes try to take in their full measure.

Dubai, as you must have guessed by now, does have a little something for everyone. All you need to do is to find your little something, and fly down, ASAP.